Problems in your summer job? – Call the toll-free summer job helpline

The national labour confederations of Finland (SAK, Akava and STTK) are reopening their summer job information service on Wednesday 2. May. Summer job advisor Juuli Jokinen urges all summer job employees to study the terms and conditions of a job carefully before signing the employment contract, and to contact the information service for advice before starting work.

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Akava’s objectives for the EU elections 2019: A strong EU means a strong Finland

A strong EU means a strong Finland, stresses Akava(the Confederation of Unions for Professionals and Managerial Staff in Finland) in its objectives for the EU elections 2019. Akava would like to see a competent and educated Europe with solid economic growth as well as a functional internal market and mobility. Akava’s objective is for Europe to seriously invest in science, research and sustainable development.

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Akava: Finland needs a programme for diversified work

Akava proposes that a strategic programme concerning the diversification of work should be prepared in Finland as a means of responding to the transformation of work and preparing for the related changes in working life.

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What is Akava?

Akava is a trade union confederation of affiliates for highly educated people. Together, Akava’s 36 affiliates have unionized more than half a million employees and professionals. The members of Akava affiliates include employees, as well as students, entrepreneurs and professionals.

Akava members work in expert, teaching and managerial positions. Membership in Akava can be based on one’s field of study, degree or profession.

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Akava and its affiliates have developed the search engine Jäseneksi.fi  to help you figure out which Akava affiliate is most suitable for you.


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News from the Finnish labour market

08.06.2018 Akava: Finland needs a programme for diversified work

Akava proposes that a strategic programme concerning the diversification of work should be prepared in Finland as a means of responding to the transformation of work and preparing for the related changes in working life.

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02.05.2018 Problems in your summer job? – Call the toll-free summer job helpline!

The national labour confederations of Finland (SAK, Akava and STTK) are reopening their summer job information service on Wednesday 2. May. Summer job advisor Juuli Jokinen urges all summer job employees to study the terms and conditions of a job carefully before signing the employment contract, and to contact the information service for advice before starting work.

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18.04.2018 The Finnish Government wants to make fixed-term employment and dismissals easier

The trade unions have been vocal in their criticism of the Government decision to weaken employment security for those under 30 years of age or those working in companies with less than 20 employees.

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27.03.2018 An agreement finally in the financial services sector

A strike in the financial services sector was avoided at the eleventh hour. The parties reached an agreement on the new collective agreement on the evening before the first three days work stoppage in banks was due to begin.

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06.03.2018 Right-wing party wants to sideline Union unemployment funds

Most unemployment funds have traditionally been an integral part of trade unions in Finland. The first union to start an unemployment fund was the Book Printers' Union in 1895. Since the decree of 1917 the Union unemployment funds have been receiving financial support from the state.

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